Associate of Applied Science – Child Development/Education-Classroom Teacher Track

An Associate of Applied Science degree with an emphasis in child development/education can be earned by completing the following sequence of general studies, field of study and child development courses. Please refer to the Catalog descriptions for further reading and other prerequisites. Confer with a faculty advisor for the recommended order of courses.

Suggested Study Plan

Semester #1

Course SCH
CDEC 1318
or TECA 1318
WELLNESS OF THE YOUNG CHILD
or WELLNESS OF THE YOUNG CHILD
3
CDEC 1319 CHILD GUIDANCE 3
EDUC 1300
or PSYC 1300
PSYCHOLOGY FOR SUCCESS
or PSYCHOLOGY FOR SUCCESS
3
ENGL 1301 COMPOSITION I 3
COSC 1301 MICROCOMPUTER APPLICATIONS 3

Semester #2

Course SCH
TECA 1354 CHILD GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT 3
CDEC 1303
or TECA 1303
FAMILIES, SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY
or FAMILIES, SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY
3
CDEC 1413 CURRICULUM RESOURCES FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAMS 4
ENGL 1302 COMPOSITION II 3
SPCH 1315 PUBLIC SPEAKING 3

Semester #3

Course SCH
Natural Science Natural Science 3
CDEC ELECTIVE 3
CDEC ELECTIVE 3
GOVT 2305 FEDERAL GOVERNMENT 3
MATH 1332
or MATH 1314
MATHEMATICS FOR LIBERAL ARTS
or COLLEGE ALGEBRA
3

Semester #4

Course SCH
Humanities/Fine Arts Humanities/Fine Arts 3
CDEC 2266 PRACTICUM (OR FIELD EXPERIENCE): CHILD CARE PROVIDER/ASSISTANT 2
CDEC ELECTIVE 3
CDEC ELECTIVE 3
GOVT 2306 TEXAS GOVERNMENT 3

TECA/other general education courses may articulate toward the Associate of Arts in Teaching, leading to initial Texas Teacher Certification/EC-6. (See information in this catalog.) Child Development/Education electives include the following: CDEC 2326, CDEC 1359, CDEC 1321, CDEC 1356, CDEC 1358, CDEC 2307 and CDEC 2328.